Thursday, January 24, 2008

Art LA 2008

ART LA, the New Los Angeles International Contemporary Art Fair, takes place at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, January 25th – 27th, 2008. The fair will feature 60 international and Los Angeles based galleries representing contemporary art.

The exhibiting galleries at ART LA are an even balance of established blue chip and emerging galleries, all presenting the most progressive, international artwork being produced. 30 exhibitors hail from the immediate Los Angeles area, 30 are from the rest of the United States and abroad.

The fair is designed to spotlight the Los Angeles art scene, its prominence within current international artistic trends, while bringing influential international galleries and their artists work for the interested art patron and collector alike to enjoy.

Partial list of Los Angles area galleries exhibiting: Ace Gallery, Cherry and Martin, China Art Objects Galleries, Mary Goldman Gallery, Jack Hanley Gallery, Kontainer, Ooga Booga, Patrick Painter, Regen Projects, and Marc Selwyn Fine Art.

Partial list of national and international galleries exhibiting: Bortolami, Eleven Rivington, and Reena Spaulings (New York), Ratio 3 (San Francisco), Fredric Snitzer Gallery (Miami), Taka Ishii Gallery and Tomio Koyama Gallery (Tokyo), Kurimanzutto (Mexico City), and Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin (Paris and Miami).

Fair Location
Santa Monica Civic Auditorium
1855 Main Street

Public Fair Dates and Hours
Friday, January 25, 12 - 8pm
Saturday, January 26, 12 - 8pm
Sunday, January 27, 12 - 6pm

1-day pass $15, or a 3-day pass for $25. Tickets are available for purchase at the box office during the run of the fair.

Opening Night
Thursday, January 24 6:30-10:30pm
Benefits the Hammer Museum's Hammer Projects.

This week you can also visit the Los Angles Art Show which is also located in Santa Monica. Also, go early and stop by the galleries in Santa Monica and Bergamot Station.

Useful Links:

Art LA 2008

Santa Monica Gallery Guide
Bergamot Station Gallery Guide
Los Angeles Gallery Guide
Culver City Gallery Guide

Our next article will feature a selection of artworks displayed at the two Santa Monica art fairs.

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